I read art blogs on the internet almost everyday. They are wonderful and inspiring and intimidating. So many people pumping out great amounts of creative endeavors with apparent ease while I sit here and procrastinate for yet another hour.
Jude Hill from Spirit Cloth posts new work almost every day and quilts on the train commuting to work. Her work is personal, delightful and fearless.
Elizabeth from Be...Dream...Play is also prolific - it's a treat to see her art journal pages sing out - her photography is grand!
Thousands of artist pumping out art everyday and posting it for all the world to see. How do they do it??
I spend time thinking I don't have enough time to do art, then I walk around thinking that I don't have the right supplies, that my idea isn't good enough or has been done before, I make tea, read some blogs and put in some laundry and before you know it, hours have passed and I am still shying away from doing the "work." It's the useless inner chatter that stops me dead in my tracks. The mini-quilt above has an Eckhart Tolle quote on it that says "All true artists, whether they know it or not, create from a place of no-mind, from inner stillness."
No-mind. Don't think. Step up to the canvas. Let go of the end result and begin. Play, enjoy the process. Just do it!
**Some good news! If you have read the post before this one about Smudge and have been picturing him running - keep up the good work! We have had some leg stretching and tale wagging - good signs! Run, Smudge, Run!